Bytedance launches video ad tools for TikTok, Douyin

A photo of Bytedance's office in Shanghai. (Image credit: Technode/Shi Jiayi) Bytedance launched two video ad-creation…


Mobile game revenue growth in recovery but hurdles remain: report

A prefessional player at Vici Gaming is playing Honour of Kings on July 17, 2019 in Shanghai. (Image credit:…


Tencent's QQ Music crashes after exclusive release of Jay Chou single

Screenshot of QQ Music's official website. (Image credit: TechNode) Tencent’s online music platform QQ Music crashed on…


Short video app Kuaishou eyeing US listing in 2020: report

Chinese short video platform Kuaishou could go public in the US next year to raise funds for its increasingly fierce…


Douyin rival Kuaishou refocuses overseas, Brazil DAU surges to 3 million

Short video platform Kuaishou recently resumed overseas expansion efforts with its international version, “Kwai,”…


TikTok narrows focus to US, Japan, and India as key growth markets

Screenshot of TikTok's official website. (Image credit: TechNode) Short video app TikTok is prioritizing the US,…


YY rebrands social platform to speed-dating app 'Zhuiya'

Screenshot of Zhuiya's page in Apple's China App Store. (Image Credit: TechNode) Live-streaming social media company YY…


Content platform Qutoutiao doubles user base as losses climb in Q2

Content aggregator Qutoutiao more than doubled the size of its user base in the second quarter, an achievement that…


Regulator raps Momo over deepfake app Zao's data collection

Zao on Apple's China App Store. (Image credit: TechNode) Chinese authorities summoned executives from dating and social…


Bytedance shifts leadership again in pursuit of growth

The exterior of the Bytedance office building in Shanghai. (Image credit: TechNode/Shi Jiayi) After a major leadership…